Thu 11 Jan 2024

Hotshot Loubet confirms WRC2 return

Pierre-Louis Loubet has announced his return to WRC2 this season, with the Frenchman having agreed a deal to join Toksport’s Škoda line-up.

The 26-year-old will drive a latest-specification Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 in 2024, marking his return to the FIA World Rally Championship’s premier support category for the first time in more than four years.

Loubet has fond memories of WRC2. Driving an R5-spec Fabia, he won the series in 2019 before moving on to top-flight campaigns – first in a 2C Compétition-run Hyundai i20 World Rally Car and more recently with M-Sport Ford in a Puma Rally1.

“I’m very pleased to announce that I will drive with Škoda and Toksport this season in WRC2,” Loubet revealed. “It’s a category that I have some very strong memories in from 2019, so I am very happy to go back in such a strong car.

“I am sure that [the Fabia RS Rally2] is the benchmark in WRC2 so we will try to fight for the championship. We know we have the weapon for it, so let’s do this and try to enjoy to the maximum,” he added.

Oliver Solberg and Gus Greensmith will be team-mates to Loubet in the Toksport camp, while other manufacturers, including Citroën and Toyota, are also well-represented in the category.

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